Host Xolani Kacela 's guest is emeratis law school Professor, legal scholar and blogger Howard Friedman who focuses on issues of religion and the law.
Poet and co-editor of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Ellen Roberts Young spoke with Lynn Moorer about, and read from, her book of poetry Made and Remade which was inspired by Natural Theology, a book published in 1802 by English clergyman William Paley (1743-1805) which argues that the physical and social order of things evince God’s design of the whole creation. Young explained how her interest with Paley’s book, which grew into an obsession, was sparked by learning that her great grandfather had studied the book seventy years earlier as part of his coursework. A thread that weaves through both Paley’s book and Young’s poems is his watch analogy: if one finds a watch on the ground, the inference is inevitable that the watch must have had a maker. Her poems reflect on how much has changed in the two hundred years since Paley.
Lisa Lucca has a virtual roundtable discussion about the magic of storytelling with guests Douglas Jackson and Judith Ames, members of Storytellers of Las Cruces, founded in 1927 by Jennie Curry, and Jennie's great-granddaughter, Christina Major. Their discussion includes some lively storytelling by Douglas and Judith.
On October 21, 2020, Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman talked to the two candidates in the NM Senate District 37 race - challenger Dave Gallus and incumbent Senator Bill Soules.
On the October 21, 2020 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to State Senator Joseph Cervantes about his views and plans in his role as a member of the New Mexico legislature. He's currently running against challenger John Thomas Roberts in the State Senate District 31 race. (Mr. Roberts was invited but declined to participate in this forum.)
It was less than a year ago that Russell Allen, vice president of operations for Allen Theaters, announced a major expansion for the Telson 12 complex in Las Cruces. Along with a new game room, bar, restaurant and party room, the 31,000-square-foot project also called for a 16-lane bowling alley, bringing bowling back to Las Cruces for the first time since 2018, when 10 Pin Alley closed. I’ve never been an avid bowler, but for some reason it bothers me that Las Cruces doesn’t have a bowling alley.
MaryAnn Digman talked to Spokesman David Morgan and Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Salina Torres from the New Mexico Department of Health about what their jobs are like when a global pandemic is happening and the projects they're working on to help keep us as safe as possible.
In this installment of "Think Again" the topic is "Bias". To this exploratory conversation, Host Randy Harris welcomes Prof. Jim Rice from the Sociology Department at New Mexico State University. Dr. Rice shares valuable insights and perspectives on bias in its many manifestations, providing a fundamental understanding of this particularly timely and relevant consideration.
Stuart Kelter interviews Ken Rodman, professor of government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, about the concepts, history, complexities, and controversies pertaining to international criminal justice.
Host Xolani Kacela's guest, the Rev. Countess Cooper, is a United Church of Christ minister, D.C. Air National Guard chaplain, social activist, and mother. Based in Prince George's County, MD, Rev. Cooper is also a religious scholar. The conversation focused on her ministry, military career, and advocacy work as an LGBTQ person.
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